The Rutherford-Bohr model of the atom. (Courtesy of EPA
This course includes a full set of assignments
with solutions, and an extensive list of links
for further exploration.
Basic concepts of nuclear physics with emphasis on nuclear structure and radiation interactions with matter. Elementary quantum theory; nuclear forces; shell structure of the nucleus; alpha, beta, and gamma radioactive decays; interactions of nuclear radiations (charged particles, gammas, and neutrons) with matter; nuclear reactions; fission and fusion.
The course is divided into three main sections:
- Quantum Mechanics Fundamentals
- Nuclear Structure and Nuclear Decays
- Interactions in Nuclear Matter and Nuclear Reactions
*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.